Archie Shepp - saxophone, Marion Brown - saxophone, flute, percussion, Clifford Thornton - cornet, Roy Burrows, Charles McGhee, Michael Ridley - trumpet, Charles Greenlee, Charles Stephens, Kiane Zawadi - trombone, Cal Massey - fluegelhorn, Hakim Jami - euphonium, Clarence White, Roland Alexander, Billy Robinson, James Ware - saxophone, Walter Davis, Jr. - electric piano, piano, Dave Burrell - electric piano, Cornell Dupree - guitar, Roland Wilson, Gerald Jemmott - Fender bass, Jimmy Garrison - bass, Billy Higgins, Beaver Harris - drums, Ollie Anderson, Nene DeFense, Juma Sultan - percussion, Henry Hull, Joe Lee Wilson, Waheeda Massey - vocals, Joshie Armstead, Albertine Robertson - backing vocals, William Kunstler, Bartholomew Gray – narration, String section
The Impulse! classic “Attica Blues“, originally released in 1972, is one of saxophonist Archie Shepp’s most lasting and enduring works. With its powerful avant-garde tracks and strong political messages, the album is one of Shepp's most successful large-group projects. Rolling Stone wrote that it is "not just a masterpiece of protest: [...] it is more a political/religious experience, an appeal to higher human consciousness to, for God's sake, help us out of this torment."
1-lp, 180g, Pallas pressing, printed inner sleeve.